Continuous restart after hardware upgrade
Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:58 PM
Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:25 AM
The first thing that I would suggest is to back up the important data on the HDD first, there are various ways of doing this and the method that you use will depend on the resources that you have available, options include placing the HDD in an external USB HDD enclosure and back the data up to another computer, reassemble the original components and either burn the data to disk, copy the data to a USB memory stick or a second HDD.
The problem that you are having may be due to the OS on the HDD not recognizing or having generic drivers for the new MB, can you provide the following details for us please;
Is the previous computer a custom build or a brand name such as a Dell or HP for example.
Do you have a full retail OS disk and a product key for the OS that is not in use on another computer.**
What is the OS Vista or Windows 7 and is it 32 or 64-bit.
What are the brand and model name or number details of both the previous and new MB and CPU please.
** For anyone reading this topic that is not aware of the licence restrictions of an OS provided with an OEM computer please see my canned text below;
Just a cautionary note, unless your OS disk is the full retail edition you cannot use it with a new MB as an OEM disk is tied to the original MB it was paired with, to use an OEM disk with a new MB is software piracy and therefore illegal.
Exceptions to the above are 1: If your MB is replaced under warranty and 2: If your MB is replaced out of warranty with an alternative type but same brand due to the original model no longer being available, an upgraded MB however will require the purchase of a new OS licence.
Please note that no inference is ever intended and that the information is provided to help people avoid inadvertently breaking the law.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:07 AM
Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:36 AM
Is reassembling the old set up not an option then.
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